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The Metropolitan Machinists’ Co | Spitalfields Life

The plethora of bicycle shops around Spitalfields today is not a new phenomenon as confirmed by this 1896 catalogue for The Metropolitan Machinists’ Co, yet another of the lost trades of Bishopsgate, reproduced courtesy of the Bishopsgate Institute… 8 more words

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John Arthur 'Jack' Wilson MM (1896 - 1992)

John Arthur ‘Jack’ Wilson MM 

Born 20th August 1896, at his grandmother’s home, Dalston, Cumberland.
Died 3rd December 1992, at home, Gosforth, Newcastle on Tyne. 997 more words

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The Snowdrop - 1896

Irish Examiner 30th May, 1896 p12 (abridged)

A pretty legend is related in connection with the snowdrop;

Eve was weeping because of the dreariness of the earth after she had been driven from Eden. 85 more words

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Music and Death by René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme

Kindly watcher by my bed, lift no voice in prayer,
Waste not any words on me when the hour is nigh,
Let a stream of melody but flow from some sweet player, 133 more words


February 8 in San Antonio history...

Today’s edition of the San Antonio Express newspaper (right) features a photograph pasted to the front page of each copy.  The photograph, called a homeograph, is a reproduction of a line drawing entitled “Answer of the Germans to the Above”, referencing the article above the photo.   90 more words


119-Year-Old Diploma Reunited With Relatives Of Deceased Recipient

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 119-year-old diploma that was found in the basement of a Chino home was reunited Thursday with relatives of the deceased recipient. 233 more words


Personal gifts from Mr Churchill - Untold lives blog

World War II propaganda poster featuring Winston Churchill ©De Agostini/The British Library Board Images Online

This week the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill is being commemorated.  254 more words

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